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    Poem of the Month, June 2011



    By Ada Aharoni

    Open to hatred of the open skies
    Open to wild shrieks and profuse vomiting
    To demented giggling and apish chattering,
    Closed to all else.

    To a ripe thought like a red balloon springing
    To a warm flicker nibbling at a corner of the heart
    To a thousand suns pouring a thousand fragments,
    A rich golden word that does not shut.

    The watchers take it lying down,
    Another mud-slap in the eye
    Another blue kick to intellect and emotions;
    The kneading of grey cells into debilitating emptiness.

    Go elsewhere to spill your unrooted rages
    We need no open or shut performance
    To dragoon us into losing faith in human beings;
    Scatter your frozen tantrums on other stages,

    Then humbly kneeling
    Plead forgiveness
    For stealing time,
    And shut your open theatre.

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